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kept the f.b.i. team waiting for more than five weeks -- five weeks when they were finally granted access. four months later, the administration still has not discussed the serious between the groups behind the benghazi attack and the leaders of the attack on the u.s. embassies in cairo, tunis the same week of september 11. four months later, following the pickering report on state department failures leading up to the attack, not a single state department employee has been fired and held responsible for their role in denying adequate security for the consulate in benghazi. four months later, despite secretary clinton's september 21 declaration, quote, which said, what happened was a terrorist attack, we will not rest until we have tracked down and brought to justice the terrorists who murdered four americans, end of quote. this administration seems to have not only rested but to have moved on, and apparently hopes that the congress and the american people will too. and today, just today, "the new york times" is reporting, quote, several ejips members of a squad of militant that --
suspects the f.b.i. are chosely following and consulting with partner governments. based on my last conversation with the director mueller which was a few days ago, he went to libya, he went to tunisia. he believes the investigation is preceding -- proceeding. i know the f.b.i. has been on the hill doing whiched briefings. i hope the f.b.i. is able to investigate, identify, and hold responsible those who wage this attack against us. based on their work they feel they are pursuing very positive leads. >> my understanding is the person held in tunisia was released by a judge and that person has been released. basically we don't really know at this point who did it? >> congressman, i confirmed with director mueller who was just in tunisia meeting with their high official that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance and forbidden to leave tunis. >> briefly, no one has been held accountable or charged with of this offense. before qadaffi was taken out my understanding the nation of qatar shipped in 18 shipments, 20,000 tons of weapons and machine guns to the region to
monitoring by the tunisian government. there are other suspects that the fbi are both closely following and consulting with partner governments. i think based on my last conversation with director muller which was just a few days ago, he went to libya. he went to tunisia. he beliefs that the investigation is proceed iing. i know the fbi has been on the hill doing briefings with certain committees. i don't know about this committee. but i certainly hope that the fbi is able to investigate, identify, and hold responsible those who waged this attack against us. and i think based on their work, they feel that they are pursuing some very positive leads. >> okay. my understanding is the tunisian person who was held was released by a judge there. and that person has been released. so basically we don't really know at this point who did it. >> well, congressman, i confirmed with director muller who was just in tunisia meeting with their high officials that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance. and forbidden to leave. director muller told me that that had been confirmed to
on -- there was discussion going on afterwards. the fbi spoke to them before we spoke to them. other than our people in tripoli -- i think you're talking about washington, right? >> the point i am making is a simple phone call would ascertained immediately that there was no protest. this attack started at 9:40 pm benghazi time. it was an assault. i'm going back to ambassador rice five days later purposely misleading the american public. why wasn't that known? transparent?e >> i would say once the assault happened and what he got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was taken care of their injuries. i still have a ds agent at walter reed seriously injured. getting them into frankfurt, ramstein, to get taken care of. the fbi going over -- we did not think it was a puppet for us to talk to them before the fbi conducted their interviews. i think this is accurate -- i certainly did not know of any report that contradicted the ic talking points at the time that ambassador rice went on the tv shows. i just want to say that people have accused ambassador rice and the administration of misl
the secretary of defense. nothing much happened. journalists beat the fbi to the diplomatic compound by several weeks. terrorists are seeing a lot of green lights across the region. >> what do we need to do differently? >> i think we should be serious about not only attacking terrorist groups for getting the incorrect line al qaeda is on the heels. i forget the line the president used through out the campaign that the tied of war is receding. we get a vote on whether or not that is true and they have voted that is not true. most importantly what motivated the terrorists. it hasn't been addressed by the obama administration. it didn't serve well in what i served. look at egypt and tunisia are doing at the ballot box along side what terrorists are doing on the battlefield and figuring out how to push against that. >> i hear you talking in wider terms about the arab spring. this has been a bit of a building now. talk with me more about that. >> well, you know early days in arab spring, in cairo, in tunisia they weren't long bearded militants like tehran in 1979. they were young modernists often se
allen and jill kelley were discovered in the f.b.i. investigation of petraeus last year. it's been more than four months since the deadly terror attack on the u.s. diplomatic facilities in benghazi, libya. tomorrow, america's top diplomats will finally answer questions about what happened or should we ask them. one of them. where are the dozens of survivors of that attack? why haven't we heard from them? national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports tonight from the state department. >> ambassador steven's body was missing for nearly 11 hours. u.s. military assets in europe were alerted but never utilized. yet, the state department accountability review board chaired by admiral mike mullen and thomas pickerring concluded last month, "there simply was not enough time for armed u.s. military assets to have made a difference." that is not what congressman jason chaffetz was told by general carter hamm when they traveled to libya after the attack. >> he told me he had proximity and capability but he was not told to go fight for those people and save the people when the firefight
that tunisia recently released a key suspect. poor libyan cooperation hampered the fbi's investigation. success here is a matter of justice. and it's also a matter of signalling to militants that there is no place for them to hide if they attack u.s. personnel. i will now turn to the distinguished ranking member, mr. engle for his opening remarks. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman for holding this important meeting. i hope we can use this as an opportunity to seriously examine the steps we need to take to prevent a repeat of the tragedy in benghazi rather than engaging in gotcha politics that make it more difficult to achieve this bipartisan goal. as the new rinking member, let me say on behalf of this committee, we would like to welcome you back and glad you are feeling better. this will likely be your final appearance before our committee and i want to take the opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your outstanding and tireless efforts to represent our country in the international community. i have no doubt you will continue to serve our nation in some capacity as you have for
are actually safer today now that the gun ban unscented in 2004. if you look at the fbi statistics, the murder rate has plummeted and gone through the floor. we are actually safer today with these firearms being legal. >> that is ridiculous and all proportions, with all due respect. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> these are not assault weapons. >> he is asserting itself as the assault weapon ban was lifted, we are safer. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> the murder rate has plummeted. what are you going to say about that, richard? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> anybody can google the fbi statistics and look for themselves. 2004 until 2011 -- take a look and i invite them to do that. lou: let me say this. it is true that more people die in this country every year as a result of being hit with a club or a hammer than a rifle. that includes all rifles, which would include assault weapons and the so-called assault weapons. it is, if you will, one of the lesser aspects of the problem of guns and how they are used to commit crimes.
nature and black mail so she says she went to the fbi to protect herself and her family and suddenly the thing explodes. she's holding a birthday party for the 7-year-old daughter and the media invasion takes over her front lawn. that's got to be presentee daunting. >> black mail and extorsion are not legal. a prosecutor can only work with so much. if your star witness, re, jill kelley, isn't interested in going forward, that's perhaps why we don't have charges in this case. however, great reporting and good reading. say that again. >> just to clarify, prosecutors decided not to go forward with any charges against paula broadwell. >> like i said, good reading and good digging. you know what, there's nothing like setting the record straight. certainly if it's our fault, that needs to be called out. always nice to talk with you, howie. >> thanks, ashleigh. >>> a prince called to duty. >> it wasn't done the wrong way. >> that's prince harry in the middle of an interview as an alarm sounds and the third in the line to the british throne dashes off to his attack helicopter. unbelievable i
. there are other suspects that the fbi or both closely following and consulting with partner governments. i think based on my last conversation with the director that was just a few days ago he went to libya and tunisia and believes the investigation is proceeding. they are doing was a fight briefings with certain committees. i don't know about this committee, but i certainly hope that the fbi is able to investigate and identify and hold responsible lowest wage this attack against us and i think that based on their work they feel that they are pursuing some very positive leads. >> my understanding is the person that was held was released by a judge. that person has been released. so you don't know at this point who did it. >> i confirmed with the director who was in the meeting with their high officials that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance forbidden to leave. the director told me that had been confirmed by him. >> just very briefly, no one has been held accountable or charged with this offense. before gadhafi was taken out, my understanding is the nation had 18 shipmen
the investigation started, the fbi spoke to them before we spoke to them. and so other than our people in tripoli, which i think you're talking about washington, right? >> the point i'm making is a very simple phone call to these individuals would have ascertained immediately that there was no protest prior to this. this attack started at 9:40 p.m. benghazi time and it was an assault. i appreciate the fact that you called it an assault. i'm going back to then ambassador rice five days later going to the sunday shows and what i would say purposefully misleading the american public. why wasn't that known and, again, i appreciate the fact that the transparency of this hearing but why weren't we transparent at that point in time? >> well, first of all, senator, i would say that once the assault happened and once we got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was number one taking care of their injuries. as i said, i still have a ds agent at walter reed seriously injured. getting them into frankfurt to get taken care of, the fbi going over immediately to start talking to them. we did no
on afterwards, but once the investigation started the f.b.i. spoke to them before we spoke to them, and so other than our people in tripoli, which i think you're talking about washington, right? >> yes, the point i'm making is a very simple phone call to these individuals i think would have ascertained immediately that there was no protest prior to this. i mean this attack started at 9:40pm benghazi time and it was an assault. and i appreciate the fact that you called it an assault i'm gon ambassador rice five days later going on sunday shows and what i would say purposely misleading the american public. why wasn't that known, and, again, i appreciate the fact of the transparency of this hearing, but why weren't we transparent at that point in time? >> first of all, senator, would i say that once the assault happened, and once we got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was number one taking care of their injuries. as i said i still have a ds agent at walter reed seriously injured, getting them into frankfurt to get taken care of. the f.b.i. going over immediately to start talk
suspect. poor libyan cooperation has hampered the fbi's investigation. success here is a matter of justice. and it is also a matter of signaling to militants that there is no place for them to hide if they attack u.s. personnel. i will now turn to the distinguished ranking member, mr. engle, for his opening remarks. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman, for holding this important meeting. i hope we can use this as an opportunity to seriously examine the steps we need to take to prevent a repeat of a tragedy in benghazi, rather than engaging in gotcha politics that make it more difficult to achieve this bipartisan goal. madam secretary, as the new ranking member on the foreign affairs committee, let me say on behalf of the democratic members of this committee we would like to welcome you back to our committee, and we're glad you're feeling better. this will likely be your final appearance before our committee, and i want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your outstanding and tireless efforts to represent our country in the international community. i have no dou
afterwards? there was discussion going on afterwards. the fbi spoke to them before we spoke to them. other than our people in tripoli -- i think you're talking about washington, right? >> the point i am making is a simple phone call would ascertained immediately that there was no protest. this attack started at 9:40 pm benghazi time. >> did anybody in the stateit w. i'm going back to ambassador rice five days later purposely misleading the american public. why wasn't that known? why weren't we transparent? >> i would say once the assault happened and what he got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was taken care of their injuries. i still have a ds agent at walter reed seriously injured. getting them into frankfurt, ramstein, to get taken care of. the fbi going over -- we did not think it was a puppet for us to talk to them before the fbi conducted their interviews. i think this is accurate -- i certainly did not know of any report that contradicted the ic talking points at the time that ambassador rice went on the tv shows. i just want to say that people have accused am
. >> reporter: hey there. the fbi and local turkish police have joined the search for the 33-year-old wife and mother of two. she was last seen leaving her istanbul hostel for dinner monday night and seems to have vanished, leaving her passport, clothing and phone chargers. family members tell fox newschannel, sierra is a photographer and she left her staten island home to take pictures in istanbul, january 7. she checked in with them frequently, texting her family and skyping with her two children daily. her sister received a text from her monday morning, but no one has heard from her since. she was planning to return home on tuesday, january 25. but she missed her family and decided to move up her flight to the 22nd. when her husband went to pick her up, she never showed. >> you know, you have so many stories going through your mind, you don't know what to think, you don't know what to believe. you don't know what to expect. you don't know what's going to come out of this. >> reporter: steven is traveling to turk tow meet with the local authorities. the couple have been married 14 years
the communities to make sure our neighborhood are safe. >>> the secret service, fbi, capitol police, national guard and other agencies will also be on duty. in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> metro officials say they learned from the 2009 inauguration and they are more prepared this time around. instead of charging for parking on the way into a lot they'll be charging as you exit. they held special weekend hours to sell those cards along with the commemorative version which are sold out. like 2009 you should get your smartrip card tonight if you can instead of waiting until tomorrow and they are urging you to plan your trip so you don't have to transfer lines. you can pick up any line you need. they all get you close to the mall. you do want to give yourself some extra time tomorrow if you plan on driving downtown. several roads will be closed as crowds begin to gather for festivities. spanning from pennsylvania avenue to second and up to 15th streets, those will be closed and beware, the smithsonian archives and mount vernon square metro stations will be closed as well tomo
monitoring by the tunisian government. there are other suspects that the f.b.i. are both closely following and consulting with partner governments. i think based on my last conversation with director muller, which was just a few days ago. he went to libya. he went to tunisia. heblet that the investigation is proceeding. i know that the f.b.i. has been up on the hill doing classified briefings with certain committees. i don't know about this committee. but i certainly hope that the f.b.i. is able to investigate, identify and hold responsible those who wage this attack against us. and i think that based on their work, they feel that they are pursuing some very positive leads. >> ok. my understanding is the thank you knees the person held in tunisia was released by a judge and that person has been released. so basically we don't really know at this point who did it. >> well, congressman, i confirmed with director muller who was just in tunisia meeting with their high officials that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance and forbidden to leave tunis. director muller told m
to the bottom of that? >> for the moment, i know that there is an fbi investigation going on because i personally called the fbi director and was debriefed by him and told that they're making progress, and that some things may or may not be right to take place in the not too distant future. >> i am going based on so we can get that behind us. but we can move beyond that. can you make that commitment to me? >> in all fairness, i do think we know what happened. it is very clear. were you at the briefing with the tapes? >> no. >> there was a briefing with tapes which we all saw which made it crystal clear. we sat for several hours with or intel folks, who described to us precisely what we were seeing. we saw all of the events unfold. we had a very complete and detailed description. >> we would happen now because we have the reports. what we do not know is why we were misled. i am just looking to make sure that you will work with me so that we find of what the administration knew. -- out what the administration knew. >> when you say why we were misled, that implies an intent to actually mi
dennboldened be one has paid a penalty for the attacks in benghazi? >> i know that the fbi has been briefing some committees. i assume some members of this committee are included. i don't know that but i would assume. about the progress of their investigation. i got the most recent update from the director a few days ago when he returned from north africa. they are following some very promising leads and putting together cases. they would have to speak to you directly about that in a classified setting. but i think what they are trying to determine is how best to respond and i think what the president clearly said is, we will respond and we will bring those to justice and i don't think anybody should doubt this president at his word. we have some very good examples of that. it may take time but he does not in any way divert attention from the goal of bringing them to justice. >> thank you, madam secretary. the president also said al qaeda has been decimated and in light of the recent terrorist activities that we continue to see in north africa, around the world, would you characterize that a
in benghazi. >> i believe that drk i know that the fbi has been briefing some committees, i assume members or staff of this committee are included. i don't know that but i would assume, about the progress of their investigation. i got the most recent update from the director a few days ago when he returned from north africa. they are following some very promising leads and putting together cases. they would have to speak to you directly about that in a classified setting. but i think what they are trying to determine is how best to respond. and i think what the president clearly said is we will respond and we will bring those to justice. and i don't think anybody should doubt this president at his word. we have some very good example that it may take time but he does not in any way divert attention from the goal of bringing them to justice. >> thank you, madam secretary. the president also said al qaeda has been decembimated and in li of the recent terrorist acts tists we continue to see in north africa, around the world, would you character that as al qaeda has been decimated? >> core al
couldn't talk to them because an f.b.i. investigation was going on. >> well, senator, i understand your very strong feelings. you knew chris. you were a friend of chris. you were one of the staunchest supporters of the efforts to dislodge qaddafi and try to give the libyan people a chance. and we just have a disagreement. we have a disagreement about what did happen and when it happened with respect to explaining the sequence of events. we did get to talk to the d.s. agents when they got back to this country. we did so. it was not before september 15. we had no access to the surveillance cameras for weeks, which helped to answer a number of questions. >> ifill: the challenges continued later in the day before the house foreign affairs committee. >> over and over and over again it was repeated that we had enraged the islamic terrorists, which by the way, what's that do? when you say that we enraged the islamic terrorists, that's means we're at fault, they're not at fault. >> i want to be clear that of course it was a terrorist attack. the very next day i called it an attack by heavily ar
on 9/14 three days after the attack told the fbi there was no demonstration, this undercut the administration's false narrative that there was an anti-islam video to blame and this came two days before susan rice's statements on the sunday talk shows, also today, a leading republican said, given mrs. clinton's performance, having not reviewed these requests and these warnings that he would have fired her. here is rand paul. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility, i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11, and i really mean that. had i been president at the time, and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, did you not read the cables from ambassador stephens, i would have relieved you of your post. >> one thing to listen for at house foreign affairs, megyn, is the parsing of the language, what we heard from mrs. clinton al-qaeda core may be decimated, the traditional al-qaeda leadership with bin laden's death, but in fact, concedes that the taste or flavor of al-qaeda, al-qaeda 2.0 what we'
's no reason down the road, i would assume but for the moment i know that there is an f.b.i. investigation going on because i personally called the f.b.i. director and was debriefed by him and told they're making progress and some things may or may not be right to take place in the not too distant future. >> will you work with me, then, i'm going, to get that behind us and find out what actually happened and move beyond that, can you make that commitment to me? >> i think, senator, in all fareness, i think we do know what happened. i think that it is very clear, were you at the briefing with the tapes? >> no. >> well, there was a briefing with tapes which we all saw, those of us who went to it. which made it crystal clear. we sat for several hours with our intel folks who described to us precisely what we were seeing. we saw the events unfold. we had a very complete and detailed description. >> yes, we know what happened in benghazi now because we have reports. what we don't know is why we were misled. i'm just looking to make sure that you as secretary will work with me so we find out wha
self, bob mueller, head of the fbi and keith alexander, head of the nsa, have worked very closely together to develop playbooks, and they are -- who has what roles and what responsibilities in different types of scenarios. nonetheless, what we know in supporting states is that our ability to dictate, prevent and mitigate is assisted materially based on whether we know something has occurred. so the idea of sharing, getting those, particularly when they infiltrated entity is part of the nation's critical infrastructure, that everybody else relies upon, is key. the ability to be able to undertake certain mitigation measures is key. the ability to have the freedom to hire personnel to the department without some of the restrictions of the civil service is key, because these, are areas which at one is competing for. so legislation that would have the effect of clarifying, making sure those roles and responsibilities are set forth in the statute. form should include and dealing with -- >> why don't you explain what that is? >> well, i'm going to let you explain it. spent finish your se
of terrorism right across north africa. norah, charlie? >> allen, thank you. john miller former assistant fbi director, good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you make of this new statement that says these attacks will continue? >> one it says the group is doubling down. you would look at this through any normal prism, say it was a stunning defeat. they're not going to look at it that way. their people have gone to martyrdom, they'll get their reward in heaven, now on the map because they got publicity and that will affect places where they have a footprint, that could be libya, niger, mali chad, you know, anywhere in the region. >> northern africa is certainly a focal point. what does it mean that two of the hostage takers were canadian? that doesn't seem to sort of fit with the normal description of these terrorists. >> that could mean a couple of things, which is they have a successful recruiting arm over the internet to get canadians to come over. it could mean that they were algerians who went to canada to receive asylum and then were recruited by the group but
about it. i'll tell you this, if so, it's going to be short lived, because i know from talking to the f.b.i. director that they are pursuing that diligently. he was personally just in libya. meeting on this and those efforts are going to continue. and i know that this president -- you know, he doesn't bluff about these kinds of things. he has said they are going to pay a price and said he would go into pakistan if we had evidence to operate on and i'm confident when and if we are prepared, we will execute with respect to finding justice for what happened in benghazi. >> the keystone xl pipeline and senator boxer said, it wouldn't belong before it crossed your desk. a bipartisan group of senators signed on to a letter to president obama requesting that he approve the construction of the pipeline. we are asking that the review process be completed by the end of march and i hope you will be able to comply with that. >> i will try. i need to check in with the legal department and make sure -- i don't want to make a promise that i'm unaware of what can be fulfilled. i can tell you this. it's hap
assume. but for the moment i know there is an fbi investigation going on because i personally called the fbi director and was told they are making progress and that some things may or may not be right to take place. >> so we can get that behind us and find out what actually happened, that we can move on beyond that, can you make that commitment to me? >> in all fairness, i think we do know what happened. were you at the briefing with the tapes? >> no. >> there was a briefing with tapes that we all saw, those of us who went to it that made it crystal clear. we sat for several hours with our intel people to describe exactly what we were seeing. we saw all of the events unfold. we have a complete detailed description. >> we know what happened in been gauzy -- in benghazi because we have the reports. i am making sure that you work with me so we can find out what the administration knew. >> i do not want the american people left with this impression. would you say why we were misled. that implies an intent to mislead you. i think there was a description of a variants and talking points. i
when you consider the federal, the local, various different agencies, fbi, justice department, et cetera, et cetera, it goes on and on and on and they're out in full force and last night several thousand national guardsmen were deployed and they'll have to filter through that. it's smaller than in years past and four years ago 1.82 million people here and this time around they've lowered the crowd estimates from originally expected from 6 to 800 down to 5 to 700,000, it's chilly, but folks are already in the lines and quite a stampede in the next three hours as we get ready for the president getting ready to take his inaugural, having been officially sworn in yesterday. >> brian: carl, how many red bulls so far. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh. >> reporter: haven't cracked them yet. a few days, but we'll have our share. >> brian:'s got six with him, who is he kidding? thanks so much. we had a problem, none of our guests could get through the security. and jim brown had a knee operation and couldn't get anywhere, you how is he going to get there. he walked out of his hotel and one cop to
has hampered the fbi's investigation success here is a matter of justice and it's also a matter of signaling to the militants that there is no place for them to hide if the attack u.s. personnel. i will now turn to the distinguished ranking member for his opening remarks. >> thank you mr. chairman for holding this important hearing. i hope that we can use this for an opportunity to seriously examine the steps that we need to take to end their reach peak of the tragedy in benghazi rather than engaging in the gotcha politics and in gauging the to achieving this bipartisan goal. madam secretary, as the new ranking member on the foreign affairs committee, what me say on behalf of the democratic members on this committee, we would like to welcome you back to the committee in regard that you are feeling better. this would likely be a final appearance before our committee and i want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your outstanding and tireless efforts to represent our country in the international community. i have no doubt you will continue to serve the
in the field. myself, the head of the fbi and keith alexander have worked very closely together to develop playbooks and to ascertain who has what roles and responsibilities in different scenarios. in civilian space, our ability to detect, prevent, and mitigate its assisted based on whether we know something has occurred. the idea of sharing and getting notice, particularly when the infiltrated entity is part of the nation's critical impasse structure that everybody else relies upon, is key. the ability to undertake certain medications -- mitigation measures is key. the ability to hire personnel without some other restrictions of the civil service -- civil service system is key. legislation would have the effect of clarifying, making sure those responsibilities are in statute. >> why don't you explain what's physma is. >> i will let you explain what is. >> finish your sentence, request that is a concept -- >> finish your sentence. >> that is a concept -- anyway, legislation will be critical. part of our job is to educate congress on what is going on out there. educate the public. we say cy
've got the fbi, the alcohol, tobacco, firearms bureau and others converging on the scene and we're told there are about five different local agencies surrounding the woods there looking for that one shooter who apparently has not been identified. as ed reported, this sounds very different, wolf, from the types of situations we've seen aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, and other places where one individual went in indiscriminately and started shooting. this appears to be an altercation between two people in a school setting which makes it sound like more like the things we've seen at public schools and major metropolitan areas and some other universities where police have to start asking questions, was it drug-related, was it gang-related, was this a score settling of any type? these are the types of questions. and congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who represents this area, harris county, texas, was asked that question and sort of restated it on air a while ago but we doubled back to her office and they told us, the fact of the matter is, the school does not have, to their
evidence yet to charge him. fbi director mueller was in libya last week, talking to the libyans about the ongoing investigation. it's very frustrating to the families and to many who watch this, these investigations, these international ones, are complicated and they do take time. but believe me, wolf, the bad guys in the region watch this. and the longer it goes without anybody being brought to justice, it's an indication to them that they have freedom of action, if you will, to target western facilities and westerners, and you see things like the attack on the algerian oil facility. >> so, fran, i want to ask you, when you were watching this testimony from secretary clinton, this very lengthy testimony, hitting on so many topics, what was your big impression? what was your big takeaway from what you heard from her today? >> you know, i put myself, kate, in the position of the families who lost, you know, ambassador stevens' family and the other families. and i think, more than anything, i was frustrated. you know, they were asking -- the members of congress were asking secretary cli
brought to justice there? >> well i believe, well, i know that the fbi has been briefing some committees. i assume members of staff of this committee are included. i don't know that but i would assume, about the progress of their investigation. i got the most recent update from the director just a few days ago when he returned from north africa. they are following some very promising leads, and putting together cases. they with have to speak to you directly about that in a classified setting but you think what they are trying to determine is how best to respond and i think what the president clearly said is, we will respond. and we will bring those to justice and i don't think anybody should doubt this president at his word. we have some very good examples of that. it may take time but he does not in any way divert attention from the goal of bringing them to justice. >> thank you, madam secretary. the president also said al qaeda has been decimated. and in light of the recent terrorist activities that we continue to see in north africa, around the world, would you characterize that as al
information has the fbi found on who did this, who these terrorists were specifically? when are we, when can we expect an update how this investigation is going? or is it dead in the water? is nothing actually happening? >> well, we're going to continue to work and i'm going to ask questions of secretary designee kerries because he will continue on with the work there. people still want justice. the president promised justice. when i asked the secretary yesterday was there justice, she said the president has promised and you can trust him to deliver. well, i'm not of the same mind set. i don't trust we'll find the full delivery of justice that the american people want from this president. martha: as john mccain pointed out, two of those four americans died in the final hour of a seven-hour siege. there are really still a lot of questions about why not more was done and who did this. senator barrasso, thank you so much. always good to have you on the show. >> thanks, martha. bill: you wonder now if those answers will ever come public at any point. >>> phil mickelson is one of the greatest gol
. will it happens the assault weapons ban. >> no, here is the reason why. it was not renewed in 2004. the fbi and law enforcement officers saying this did not work. what we know is that since the lifting of that ban you've seen crime go down. people, many times, bill, what ends up happening, you get the gun-free zones and you get guns in the hand of criminals and you're right, there's a lot of evil in this world but the assault weapons ban is not the way to fix it. bill: okay. on the assault, let me come back to fixing that in a moment. what about a background check? could that pass? >> well, background checks already are happening and, even, you know, some people will say, there's a gun show loophole but you know what? the most of the your vendors at the gun shows are licensed vendors. they are already doing those background checks there is a very small percentage, i think it is about four or 5% of the guns that are transferred into individual to individual without background checks. bill: so much has been proposed publicly. does any of that pass now in your view? >> i don't think you're goi
cia chief is spying. >> we see more vips arriving right now. bob mueller, fbi director, at the bottom of the screen with his wife. long-serving fbi director. we saw the acting cia director, michael morrell walking in. incoming, assuming, he is confirmed cia director, john brennan, coming in. watching what's going on. this year, you can also be part of cmn's coverage of this president a coverage of the inauguration. explain away. >> reporter: everybody here hold up your phones. this crowd has phones. this is the first time we have had a presidential inauguration with instagram. the most socially connected political event ever because of these. so we here at cnn are asking you because this is about you. this is about the community. we want to you take a picture of yourself watching inauguration, watching the swearing-in, on capitol hill, today. we want you to upload it to instagram. this is about you sharing your view of history with us. include a caption. why is this for for you to be watching this historic occasion here on this monday in washington. we have already gotten a couple of
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